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certificate of honor. recognizing a city employee laura arriola, as part of the sbc city employee recognition program. this is a discussion item. welcome. >> come right here. >> okay. we would like to present you today with this certificate of honor, the small business commission is proud to acknowledge the contributions that laura arriola of the puc has made to the san francisco small business community, providing excellent customer service to san francisco's small businesses. laura helps businesses comply with capacity charge regulations. serving in a much broader role, office of small business staff knows that miss arriola has served as the liaison to the department, constantly going above and beyond her duties in order to assist the small business puc issues. miss arriola exemplifies what the small business community can achieve. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> would you like to say a few words? >> i have worked for the city over ten years and i think that the city does a great job. and most of the time, if you can explain the problems, or explain the issues, the answers
of gallaudet gathered to say goodbye to a mother and daughter killed in a house fire. 48-year-old laura snyder gardner and her 16-year-old died when their home was quickly consumed by flames. >> reporter: those here today remember the mother and daughter for how they lived, many calling them inspirational. >> you could feel the love in the room at gallaudet university as those here remembered laura snyder gardner and her daughter, 16-year-old mary ann. the love expressed through words. hundreds showed up to celebrate their lives, many wearing their favorite colors, pink and yellow. >> seeing this pink and yellow is just amazing. i don't think i'll ever be able to look at pink and yellow without looking at these two -- thinking of these two women, both were deaf and part of the gallaudet university community. 48-year-old laura taught there, and her daughter tended the model second try school for the deaf. as family and friends spoke at this memorial service, it became clear both were known for their love of laughter. >> she loved to say that laughter was the best medicine. >> reporter: the evid
the invisible thread. one welcome laura and maurice. [applause] >> this is one of the most touching and inspiring stories that i have read in a long time. the book is fantastic. and i thought if you made this up, i wouldn't have believed it, but it's a true story. you walked by this kid, just a few blocks from our studio here in new york and he said i would like some change, i'm hungry. you walked by but then you turned around. why? why did you turn around. >> i turned around because of what resonated with me that i'm hungry. i had never seen an 11-year-old panhandler before so i just couldn't believe he said those words. so i went back and said to him, you know what, we will go to mcdonald's. but it's interesting, i think that our lives take us in directions and sometimes there are no accidents. you know, when i was 25 years old, my mother died when she was 47 at a very young age. she was my rock. and what comforted me throughout my entire adult life was the fact that she was this angel that overlooked me and watched over me. and i absolutely believe that she knew that i needed som
him to mcdonald's for a burger. they talked. his mom was on drugs, his dad in a street gang and laura new he needed more than a meal. and for the next four years, laura and maurice met every day for lunch and after 26 years, they consider each other families. and a remarkable book "the invisible thread", thank you so much. [applause] >> for being here, laura and maurice, this is one of the most touching and refreshing and inspiring stories i have read in a long time. the book is fantastic and i thought, if you made this up i wouldn't have believed it, but it's a true story. you walked by this kid just a few blocks from our studio here in new york. and he says i'd like some change, i'm hungry. and you walk on by. you turned around, why? why did you turn around? >> i turned around because what resonated with me, were the words i'm hungry. i'd never seen a 11-year-old panhandler before and so, i just couldn't believe he said those words. so i went back and i said to him, now what we'll go to mcdonald's, but you know, it's interesting, i think that our lives take us in directions and som
. >>> a community comes together to mourn two lives lost. laura snyder gardner and her 16- year-old daughter died in a fair on january 23rd. both were deaf and part of the gallaudet university community. a memorial service was held today. >> reporter: those hear today remember the mother and daughter not for how they died but for how they lived, many calling them inspirational. you could feel the love in the room at gallaudet university as those here remembered laura snyder gardner and her daughter. >> it's so hard to understand why they're gone. >> reporter: hundreds showed up to celebrate their lives, many wearing their favorite colors, pink and yellow. >> seeing this pink and yellow is just amazing. i don't think i'll ever be able to look at pink and yellow without thinking of these two women. >> reporter: the two died after a fire broke out at their home. both were deaf and part of the gallaudet university community. 48-year-old laura taught this and her daughter attended the school for the debt. as family and friends spoke, it became clear both were known for their love of laughter. >> she l
for hassle-free boarding. >>> good evening. thanks for joining us, i'm laura evans. the nation's capital is gearing up for the presidential inauguration. that includes the swearing in, address, parade and two balls. president obama's second term officially began today at noon. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> mr. obama took his oath of office in a simple white house ceremony surrounded by the first lady and his two daughters. he was sworn in by chief justice john roberts. vice president joe biden was sworn in today. the ceremony was held at the naval on virginia tower. >> the 20th amendment of the constitution requires the inauguration to be held on june the 20th at noon. they will be pucklily sworn in tomorrow with the pomp and circumstance. the district is the place to be. hundreds of thousands of people are descending on dc to witness history and be matter of the celebration. you can feel the excitement. audrey barnes is there live tonight. it's crowded their still tonight? >> reporter: there is a lot of people still out enjoying the night life in d.c., laura. visitors
thanks to the ravens super bowl run. laura sudano was at the octavia ii boutique to peck out her dress. she plans to wear her purple dress and accessories. laura and her -- >> i couldn't wait to do it. i had the stipulation of not until we make it back to the super bowl. >> thats romantic. laura will get married this weekend. she's wearing that dress, right there, to the game. >>> while abc2 is in new orleans, we're rebuilding homes for two families who lost everything in cat -- in katrina. log on to abc2news.com/ravens for nola. you can volunteer or donate. be sure to let them know that you are with ravens nation. >>> coming up, apple is surprising everyone with the sudden additions to line of ipads. we'll explain what the company is offering for the ipad and how much it will cost you. >>> bankrupt american airlines could be merging with another major carrier. we'll tell you what it means for those american employees. >> i'm abc2's meteorologist wyatt everhart. temperatures across the state 20 degrees above average. will it be warmer than tomorrow? we have those answers straight ahead
blaze. but as they look for those answers, loved ones of laura and mary ann gardner are trying to make sense of all of this. >> i was on the way to get up this morning and i thought of texting her to say hi. >> reporter: through his wife acting as his interpreter, he recalls the moment he found out about the deadly fire. he had stopped by an office where they worked as a math professor to say hello, then he got the news. >> i saw an assistant there with a picture of her. a picture of laura and mary ann. and laura's son. and she told me -- she asked me if i knew what had happened. she said she died in a fire in her house. i was just devastated. >> reporter: 60-year-old mary ann guarder were a student. >> they came to our wedding and they came to every different get together we have. >> reporter: at this point, there's still no explanation as to why this falls church house erupted into a ball of flame. investigators have yet to say whether an explosion of any kind caused this. meanwhile, their friends are left with heavy hearts mourning the loss of a mother and daughter who were consider
streets we won't give up. but let's finally call the question it's time to implement the version of laura's law to help the seriously mentally ill we see on the streets. these folks are a danger to themselves and others and we must work with the system and put them on the pact through case management and monitoring. for two years now since i've been mayor we call this initiative for the community and it's working. this is helping people chief greater stability so this year we'll make the san francisco law calls laura's law pertinent. it's about public safety arrest despite a year where we experiences to homicides in our city san francisco remains the safest city at levels not seen since the 1960s. one homicide is too many. last year, i i was frustrated like all of you by the rash the homicides and shootings in this very community and i suggested we need to shack up our efforts for the police and communities to stop this voinsz. i regret the upheaval it started but i don't regret this today. since we launched the ipo we've
's fireworks show sparked a fire. thanks for staying with us tonight. i'm laura evans. officials saying at least one of the exits was locked at the club, trapping hundreds inside and all of the bodies have been removed from the nightclub. lauren demarco has more on this story. >> reporter: as flames raced through the kiss nightclub in brazil, patrons scrambled to make their way outside. [sirens] >> reporter: with more than 230 people killed, it appears to be the world's deadliest nightclub fire in more than a decade. witnesses say the band on stage performing was using flares which sparked the flames. video from the scene shows shirtless young men joining firefighters, using axes to break through windows and walls to help free those trapped. according to doctors, most of those killed were suffocated by the smoke. at least 50 bodies were found inside a bathroom, apparently the victims confused the rest room door with the exit door. we spoke with prince george's county fire chief who said this tragedy should serve as a reminder to be aware of your surroundings, particularly in a crowd. >>
. >> laura is showing us how much water was leaking from her bath top. more than a drip and it won't stop. >> i said oh, no. i better call a plumber. >> laura found this ad. preferred plumming and drain offering free estimates with no charges. sounded good. so she called. >> i said you do free estimates right? they said yes. >> this company sent out a plumber and laura showed her the leak he had already taken everything apart saying i can't fix it. i said what is the problem. >> the plumber said he tried to put in new seals. this would be a bigger job. >> he said we're going to have to cut your bathroom wall open. i said how much is that going to cost? he said from $650 to $700. i said oh, my god. >> he handed her a bill. and said it's the charge for putting in new seals though they didn't work. she gave him 100s skpdz a $65 check and the man left. >> after i closed the door i said wait a minute. i said he just gave me a bill. >> she called preferred plumbing. the company offered to apply the $165 towards the cost of doing a repair job. >> you'll owe us another $475. i said no. i want mon
the owner wants who can did it held responsible. laura anthony is wlif a story only on abc 7 news. laura? >> this cat just left the hospital with his family. now we're going to show you photos of him yesterday. when he arrived herelgwc√Ī with n airo please know photos are hard to look at. but he's made an mazing recovery and is on the way home, he's going to be just fine. >> we were out feeding the animals and there he was. in the barn with an arrow through him. >> his name is kfc. a 5-year-old tom cat that wasn't looking this good just one day ago stha. when his owner found him with a 22 inch air yes through his chest. on her sprawling ranch property. >> he didn't like that. he couldn't go far. like it was a -- trying to put on angel wings but it wasn't. it went through him. >> he rushed ffc to of a animal hospital he was in good blood vessels in the area, it didn't hit anything that could have caused him to bleed terribly. >> as thon shown, somehow interit went through his upper body without hitting vital organ. he's expected to makele√° a full recovery. >> it didn't hit vital organs.
: good morning, marla and laura. there was a ceremony that just wrapped up with the mayor, with the ambassador, u.s. ambassador to japan and the airport's make namesake. at gate 15 to kick off the inaugural flight. all nippon airways flight 1075, the first nonstop flight between here and tokyo to leave in about 30 minutes, the five day-a-week schedule is significant for several reasons. one is the plane itself. the boeing 787 dreamliner, this is the first time the bay area will have regular service with this new state-of-the-art aircraft. when it landed here from tokyo, just around two hours ago, you could tell it was different. the wings sweep upward and the engine noise is noticeably lower than other aircraft. just watching it land. the other reason the new flight is getting so much attention is that flight 1075 reconnects silicon valley with asia. ever since 2006 when american airlines stopped flying direct to tokyo. travelers have been forced to drive up the peninsula and fly out of sfo if they wanted a direct flight to tokyo. by keeping the travelers down here. the si
with professional chef laura kenny, joanne decided to show her friend and the rest of us just how it's done. >> so we started two weeks after we decided we were going to, and we had dinner, just the 4 of us, on january 5, and it was awesome. so we decided we should invite some more people to come with us. >> joanne and laura invited different folks over for dinner every monday night for a year. this book is a collection of those menus and recipes, organized in a easy-to-follow manner while highlighting the region's farms and succulent foods. >> we've gotten to know quite a bit of the farmers over the past year. >> she has her motherly advice, and then as soon as she gives that, she pokes you with a sharp stick and gets you on your way, because it doesn't do it for you, but it helps encourage you to get it done. >> i was praying there'd be 100 people at the book signing, quite honestly, and i think, oh, we did phenomenal numbers. and just the community response has been overwhelming, and it's been wonderful. >> this is really a community process. this is not about joanne neft and laura kenny. this
. and laura bassett, a journalist for "the huffington post." thank you both for your time tonight. >> good to be here. >> joy, let me start with you. why are so many republicans determined to do all of this after losing women by 11 points on election day? >> well, reverend, i think you have to remember with paul ryan, you made the exact point which is ryan has always had these extreme views on abortion. when he joined the ticket with mitt romney, he had to stop some of them. ryan is still a potential presidential candidate in 2016. i know that seems a long way off, but he's facing a potential primary, having voted for the fiscal cliff deal which could call his conservative into question. so it is in his interest in terms of primary politics in this republican party, to go as far to the right as he can on social issues. >> when you have something like this, laura, paul ryan, who played the role he did in 2013 and come back with something this extreme, does this signal that there's no lesson at all that the republicans, at least the leadership learned as a result of last year's election and
. the latest is coming . good evening, i'm laura evans. maureen umeh has the night off. our top story, the gone control rally at the national mall. thousands of local leaders, organizers and gun control activists marching for stricter gun laws. john henrehan was there with the latest. john? >> reporter: a crowd of 3 howe in washington -- 3,000 in washington is not a sure turnout. one participant said today's rally for gun control laws was not the end point but the beginning of a crusade. they marched on constitution avenue from the grounds of the u.s. capitol to the grounds of the washington monument carrying signs decrying the power of the national rifle soccer. some -- association. some carried signs with the names of individual victims of gun violence other and signs asked the country to remember the massacre in newtown, connecticut. a small contingent joined the organizers on the stage. at the rally, the crowd appeared to be about 3,000 strong. organizers warned the foot for more gun control legislation would be a tough one but -- . >> look at all the changes people said could not happen. c
. murase? >> yes. >> miss norton. >> mr. yee. >> seven ayes. >> i would like to bring up laura, who is going to be traveling to bangladesh and is the project coordinator on this and also amy, who is here based here in san francisco. and i would also like to ask the students to come up and join them. they have four days before they leave for bangladesh. they leave saturday morning to washington, d.c. to meet their other colleagues, 30 other students out of the 120 that applied. and they will go from d.c. to -- you guys are flying into -- to dubai and from dubai into dhaka. and they will spend four weeks in bangladesh, two weeks with a host family. a week in the man groves in the forest on a boat and a week doing service learning. congratulations. dana, or laura, if you would like to come up and say a little something. >> hi. i am the international program manager at world savvy. i
this great exhibit, and track.you very much for joining >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome laura republican powell jobs chair and co-founder of college track. >> thank you. good morning on behalf of the board, staff and students of college track it's my pleasure to welcome you to the bay center. it's an honor to have you here today and mayor lee welcome back. your support for the student is important. even though people talk about globaltion people are local and jobs are local. each of us each day can fix the neighborhood. real progress is credit place specific and - this concreteness is one of the benefits of college track. it lift up one student after another it looks after and supports individuals. it stands or falls on the local individual concrete attention. there is nothing global about it's on the difference even though we believe that other institutions like ours with help the world. slowly we partially we build out. we're great deal of that mayor lee has chosen to make his first state of the city address here. it sends a message for all student in san francisco. you kn
it their all but it wasn't enough. thanks for staying with us tonight. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm laura evans. a disappointing night for redskins fans after the team lost to the seattle seahawks 24- 14 in the first round of the playoffs. it was a hard night for fans hoping for a super bowl run. >> fox 5's lauren demarco has more. >> reporter: the sign says that the redskins are thanking the greatest fans in the nfl and it is no exaggeration. as folks head out of here tonight, they're, of course, disappointed, but everybody has faith in the skins and they're looking forward to a lot of potential from the team for next season. >> feel like saying a cheer, but we're going to be all right. >> they got to deal with nfc east for how many years? we got them for 25 years. we're good. >> they're 5-11 team, we're super bowl champions, i love them just the same and i'll be here every single week. >> rg3 was hurting the whole game. we're still happy with the way we played, first time we really had something to may for the end of a season -- play for the end of the season. future is bright for redskins r
is proffered twice. notice guest spot today, laura basset, political reporter and her latest story on the bills is running right now and, laura, you know, we had the election where the president won single women by 35 points partly because of comments of people like mourdock and pushing anti-choice provisions. is this how republicans want to start the session? >> you know, i think the point that people often forget is planned parenthood has a pretty powerful political arm. and most of that money was spent on defeating republicans and electing democrats so i think republicans, you know, in addition to the issue of taxpayer funding for abortions this is about saving their own necks at this point. they're coming out of the gate eager to take planned parenthood down. >> so you think it's more of a political tool than specifically going after planned parenthood for what they do? i guess it's for them a win-win situation. they don't like what they do and their political power. but "time" magazine has a cover story right now that's titled 40 years ago abortion rights advocates won and now losing ever
coordinated with the white house. charges by laura ingraham by powell and others played the race card at the behest of president obama. ms. ingraham will be here. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. evil on the internet. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. whether we know it or not all of us are being influenced by the net. the machines have changed everything in our lives. 245 million americans three quarters of the population have access to the net. worldwide 2.4 billion people have net capability. a third of the world's population. and as you know, if you use the internet, there is a tremendous evil available at your finger tips. pedophilia, drug dealing, violence, sayism. even rape can be accessed on sick internet sites. children barraged. games some of them explicitly violent. chat rooms so crude and malevolent it is beyond the pale. millions of people are developing emotional relationships over the net. with descrarntion. people they never even me
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